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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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GEORGE BAKER, farmer, P. O. Winchester, Adams County, was born January 13, 1811, in Eagle Township, Brown County, Ohio. His parents were John and Sarah (Rhoads) Baker; they settled in Eagle Township, Brown County, about the year 1807, and were the parents of six children, three of whom are still living, viz., John, Elizabeth and George. Our subject was reared on a farm, and received but a limited education. In August, 1846, he married Rachel Duffy, born in May, 1822, daughter of William and Margaret Duffy. To them have been born five children — William J., Wilson S., Sarah E., Margaret J., and Jerusha E. Mr. and Mrs. Baker are both members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Baker has been successful in business during life; is a liberal contributor to enterprises which prove beneficial to the county, and the owner of 353 acres of land, located in the eastern part of the township.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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